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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Dec 1, 2009 3:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: can some actually explain this to me

In a simple short version... how the Bit Torrent sites work? Where do I start.......

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Dec 1, 2009 3:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can some actually explain this to me

There are certainly some more knowledgeable folks here Rich, but I found this site to be a good start...

http://btfaq.com/serve/cache/1.html

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Dec 1, 2009 3:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can some actually explain this to me

I'm really starving for some dinner, but I'll try my best.

This is an example of a legal bit torrent site, and it features many many recordings from our favorite band: http://bt.etree.org/

Browing that list may make your mouth water and your logical response will be, how the fuck do I get these golden nuggets of musical joy?

Well, what you need to do is to download a program that can download torrents... I would reccomend http://www.utorrent.com/

Once you have installed this program, all you need to do is simply go to a page dedicated to a specific torrent, such as:http://bt.etree.org/details.php?id=530409

Now, just click on the link to download the torrent. Once you do, your torrent program that you just installed should automatically detect this file (actually, you may have to direct the program to find the torrent in the folder to which you downloaded it, but afterwards it will be automatic).

And voila, your download should begin!

Have fun!

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 1, 2009 4:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can some actually explain this to me

I use utorrent and if I can do it, so can a 4 year old. Also, trader's little helper is good for simple click and drag conversion between formats.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Dec 1, 2009 4:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can some actually explain this to me

THANKS ALL .....I'M GONNA GIVE IT A SHOT

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbeep* Date: Feb 20, 2010 6:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can some actually explain this to me

I use Frostwire, the open-source version of Limewire, Vuze (Azureus) or Tomato.
They all work nicely.
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Poster: Stealz Date: Dec 1, 2009 5:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can some actually explain this to me

Hey Rich....

Once you have downloaded a torrent client (I too use utorrent) make sure you also forward a port within your router. It's not difficult to do but it can be confusing the first time you do it.

When you download a torrent you are essentially connecting your computer to a group of other computers that already have the data (music) you are seeking to obtain. You are downloading the tunes from other people rather than a hosted website.

What makes it possible for you to connect to others is the fact that other people have their ports forwarded. Think of a port as being like a door. By downloading a torrent client you now have a door that can only be pushed open. When you forward a port you are installing new hinges on your door that allow it to be both pushed and pulled open.

See, you can download a torrent client, get the hang of using it and then begin downloading legal torrents until the cows come home and you can do so without sharing a single file. However, doing this flies in the very face of the idea behind sharing music via legal torrents. If you follow the very specific port forwarding directions for your specific router you are able to give back what is freely being given to you.

This site http://portforward.com/ is an extremely easy to follow yet comprehensive guide to port forwarding.

step 1: download http://www.utorrent.com/ and become familiar with the software, reading tips and tricks to help your downloads go more smoothly and quickly

step 2: go to http://portforward.com/ and follow your router-specific directions on port forwarding, thus opening the door for you to share with others, the same as others are sharing with you

step 3: have fun at sites like http://bt.etree.org/ and http://www.shnflac.net/ and http://gdvault.com/tracker/ and http://www.planetrocklosslessbootlegs.com/ and http://www.dimeadozen.org/ and http://www.thetradersden.org/
and a host of others out there!


This post was modified by Stealz on 2009-12-02 01:25:43

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Poster: dizbuster Date: Dec 2, 2009 9:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can some actually explain this to me

if you dont't connect via a router you dont need to worry about port forwarding..........if you do it is sort of difficult to do but hang in there it will be way worth it!

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Poster: jung_le_rot Date: Dec 2, 2009 3:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can some actually explain this to me

you all now have "The Marks Of The Squealer".

RIBBIT

http://azureus.sourceforge.net/

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Dec 1, 2009 4:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can some actually explain this to me

And most important of all: Don't leech. After downloading, keep you BitTorrent client open to allow others to have a chance to get the same torrents you've collected.

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Dec 2, 2009 2:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can some actually explain this to me

"And most important of all: Don't leech. After downloading, keep you BitTorrent client open to allow others to have a chance to get the same torrents you've collected."
This is why they have table on the right side that shows how much data has been downloaded by your computer. Not cool to pull the plug before you have uploaded at least the same amount of data in return.

uTorrent is the most common and one of the easiest clients to use. Many of our favorites won't even accept the clients from www.bitorrent.com

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Poster: drspark61 Date: Feb 20, 2010 8:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can some actually explain this to me

Definitely. At least seed to a ratio of 1, although a 1.5 ratio is probably considered standard.

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Poster: shorthopper88 Date: Dec 1, 2009 3:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can some actually explain this to me

All you need is a "bittorrent client" such as limewire, but their are many others to choose from, and most are free downloads. I use limewire, it works well, and is compatable with mac and windows. You can download a version of it for free online. just give "limewire free download" a google.

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Dec 1, 2009 3:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can some actually explain this to me

i am by know means a pro at bit torrent but i started with this d/l u-torrent http://www.utorrent.com/downloads/complete?os=win then i registered with a site like this one> http://www.shnflac.net/index.php or this one> http://www.thetradersden.org/ after registering i click on a d/l then when it pops up i click open and once it starts d/l i let it grow to 100%. the more speople seeding the show the quicker the d/l. pratice,practice practice!!thats all i can say!! :)

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